ANXIETY 101

ANXIETY 101

WHAT IS A PANIC ATTACK?

A panic attack is a short episode of intense anxiety accompanied by acute bodily symptoms…

CAN PANIC ATTACKS CAUSE HEART PROBLEMS?

Panic attacks lead to cardiopulmonary changes, which are changes that involve the heart and the lungs…

CAN A PANIC ATTACK CAUSE YOU TO STOP BREATHING?

No, even though it feels that way when you are in the throngs of a panic attack …

CAN A PANIC ATTACK CAUSE CHEST PAIN?

Chest pain is common during anxiety or panic attacks…

ARE ANXIETY ATTACK AND PANIC ATTACK THE SAME THING?

No, the word “anxiety attack” is a misnomer…

WHAT CAN I DO IF I FEEL MY ANXIETY ESCALATING TO A PANIC ATTACK?

If you begin to experience the signs of increased anxiety…

DO ANXIETY & DEPRESSION GO HAND IN HAND?

Anxiety can in fact lead to depression, because it brings up a lot negative thoughts and feelings…

WHAT IS HYPERVENTILATION?

Hyperventilation refers to the act of breathing fast or increasing the respiratory rate…

WHAT IS AN ANXIETY DISORDER?

Anxiety becomes disordered when it has become a burden to you…

WHAT IS THE USE OF LEARNING ABOUT HOW CERTAIN BRAIN REGIONS ARE OVERACTIVE/UNDERACTIVE IN ANXIETY?

It is very helpful when you have anxiety to understand what is actually happening in the brain…

IS THERE A PARTICULAR TYPE OF FOOD THAT HELPS WITH ANXIETY?

There is not a particular type of food that helps reduce anxiety, but maintaining an overall healthy diet is absolutely primordial…

IS ANXIETY THE SAME AS FEAR?

No, although anxiety and fear arouse similar symptoms in your body, they are distinctly different…

CAN YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ANXIETY DISORDERS AT ONCE?

Unfortunately, yes it is possible to have more than one anxiety disorders…

CAN YOU DIE FROM TOO MUCH ANXIETY?

Anxiety can deplete all your energy, and it can be so intense that…

CAN EXTROVERTS HAVE ANXIETY?

Yes, being an extrovert is not necessarily a protective factor against anxiety…

CAN YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY SWALLOWING WITH ANXIETY?

Normally, the tongue pushes foods and liquids down the throat…

ARE ESSENTIAL OILS EFFECTIVE AT REDUCING ANXIETY?

A number of studies have shown that essential oils could significantly alleviate anxiety, however it is not clear what dosage is effective…

IS ANXIETY AN EMOTION?

Yes, anxiety is considered an emotion, even though it involves worrisome…

IS ANXIETY CURABLE?

The answer is a resounding YES!

ARE THERE LAB TESTS OR BRAIN SCANS FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS?

No, anxiety cannot be detected through a blood sample or an X-ray…

ARE SLEEP PROBLEMS COMMON WITH ANXIETY?

Yes, sleep problems are a common occurrence in anxiety.

IS ANXIETY A MOOD?

No, anxiety is not a mood…

CAN ANXIETY AFFECT GUT HEALTH?

We know that brain and gut are interconnected…

WHAT CAN I DO IF I FEEL MY ANXIETY ESCALATING TO A PANIC ATTACK?

If you begin to experience the signs of increased anxiety.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF STRESS?

Stress is a normal response to…

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS?

Typically, genetic and environmental factors are risk factors…

WHAT CAUSES ANXIETY?

Anxiety disorders run in families…